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US releases National Military Strategy

US releases National Military Strategy

 Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has released the country`s National Military Strategy which provides the blueprint for how the military will use its forces to protect and advance US national and security interests.

US weighs near-term Assad military retrenchment in Syria

US weighs near-term Assad military retrenchment in Syria

The United States and its allies are weighing the possibility that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, under growing military pressure, may soon narrow his focus on defence of more limited areas of the country, the top US general said on Wednesday.

US, Iraq working to stem attack on Baiji oil refinery - general

 American forces are trying to relieve pressure on Iraqi forces at the geographically important Baiji oil refinery, hitting militants with 26 air strikes since Tuesday and helping drop 18 pallets of supplies, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

Iran leader urges military to increase `preparedness`

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the country`s armed forces Sunday to increase their "defensive preparedness", hitting out at a US warning of possible military action.

France displaces Britain as key US military ally

Once a source of irritation for the United States, France has nudged aside Britain to become the US military's key European partner.

US military chief in Baghdad amid Iraqi offensive

The US military`s top officer landed in Baghdad on Monday as Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group in their largest operation to date against the jihadists.

Top US general advises military aid to Ukraine

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has said that the US should consider providing arms to help Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian separatists.

Dempsey says Iranian hand in Iraq could turn out well

Iran's direct support for an Iraqi push to dislodge the Islamic State group from the northern city of Tikrit could turn out to be "a positive thing" if it does not inflame sectarian tensions, the top US general has said.

Pak Army Chief Raheel Sharif meets top American defence leadership

American Defence leadership met with Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif here and emphasised the importance of sustained and substantive talks between the two countries, a Pentagon spokesperson said.

Pakistan Army chief in US for a week

 Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif has arrived in the US on a week-long visit for talks on security and defence issues.

US military chief says battle with IS starting to turn

The United States` top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn", but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years.

Pak Army Chief to visit US next month for security talks

Pakistan's Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif will visit the US next month for crucial security talks with American defence officials, his first such trip since taking over as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) last year.

US general fears Syrian city will fall to IS

 US Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey has said that it is possible that the Syrian city of Kobani, bordering Turkey, could be seized by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the next few days.

ISIS releases 'Flames of War' video threatening to attack US troops in Iraq

ISIS releases 'Flames of War' video threatening to attack US troops in Iraq

In light of US President Barack Obama's pledge to 'destroy' Sunni extremist group, ISIS, the terror group on Tuesday released a Hollywood-styled trailer which appears to warn of attacks against American force.

US does not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq

Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that US ground troops could be called into battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria if circumstances require.

We will act if Islamic group threatens US: Gen Martin Dempsey

Gen. Martin Dempsey has said that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the US homeland or Europe, he will recommend the US military move directly against the group in Syria.

US military chief visits Vietnam to boost ties

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, held talks with Vietnamese officials aimed at boosting military ties between the former foes.

Vladimir Putin igniting dangerous nationalist fervor: US general

Russian President Vladimir Putin`s military intervention in Ukraine is fanning nationalist sentiments that could spread across the region with dangerous, unpredictable consequences, the US military`s top officer said.

US assessing whether Iraq forces can hold: General Dempsey

Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters after a speech that some of the 750 troops in Iraq are specifically there to help determine what the US might do next to help Iraq fight an insurgency.

Freed Bergdahl may face investigation: US general

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, recently released after five years as a captive of the Taliban, may still be disciplined if the army finds evidence of misconduct, the US military`s top officer said Tuesday.